60 ideas for making money online with a budget under Rs 5,000

I can give you hundreds of ideas right away if you want to start a side business to generate a passive online income. However, you have to work hard to implement the money-generating business.

60 ideas for making money online with a budget under Rs 5,000

Idea #51 Pregnancy care blog

Be as specific as you can. Within the women’s health section, write a great quality article for pregnant women’s health care.

Idea #52 Baby health blog

Parents have a lot of queries about their babies’ health. Babycenter is a leader in this space, receiving a great amount of traffic every month. There is a high chance of your success if you pick baby health just from the Indian point of view.

Idea #53 Organic living blog

I spent some time online reading about the organic way of living. It’s not just about the food but the lifestyle. You can start writing about the food, clothes, and living spaces which are prepared using organic material. I am not an expert yet, but you can expect a blog on organic living from me in the future.

Idea #54 Home remedies blog

We tried the topic on the parenting segment and it went viral. People love to use home remedies for common diseases. You can start writing if you avoid using medicines for common diseases.



My first two startups were in the education field. I can share my learning with you so that you can taste success in this domain.

Before starting anything in education, you have to figure out which audience you want to target. If you are trying to make a solution for everyone, I am afraid you are cooking a recipe for your failure.

I have written an in-depth article explaining audience selection for education startups.

Find what people are searching for related to exam preparation.


Students who have completed their graduation are searching the above keywords.

In a similar way, you can see that more than 10,000 people are looking for career counselling in India.


Startup ideas

Idea #55 Learning through games for kids [5–15 years]

If you are a game developer, you can help students learn using games.

Idea #56 Career counselling [15–21 years]

Students are still confused about selecting their career path. If you have the ability to help students with their career decisions, you can make a business out of it.

Idea #57 Help in cracking competitive exams

Don’t be afraid of the competition. The market is not saturated yet. If you know how to crack competitive exams, you can still build a great startup in the domain.

Idea #58 Help in getting government jobs

Millions of people are preparing for government jobs. You will never feel the lack of an audience. You have to figure out the best way to help people clear the exams.

Idea #59 Make students employable [job training]

One of my friends, Arun, is doing a wonderful job training students who are unemployed after graduation in computer languages. Here is his story: How this serial entrepreneur is making engineering students employable

Blog idea

Idea #60 Review of products for schools (labs, software, activity products)

I thought of executing this idea multiple times but every time something more important came up in my life. You can start a simple blog for reviewing software products for schools. You can make a great amount of money through partnerships with software vendors.